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2 June, 2022

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You're invited: Cancer Shared Care Co-Design Workshops 
Practice Manager Network event - Risk Management in General Practice
Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine- the latest option in the treatment of opioid dependence 
AOD GP and service provider networking events
Front Desk Challenges: Self-care and practical tips
Safety and Suicide Intervention Training ( SSIT ) for mental health clinicians
Building Therapeutic Communication in the context of Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying
Building Cultural Awareness & Safety
Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer - 
cancer screening webinars

Meeting the Cancer Screening Needs of the LGBTQA+ community
Epworth GP seminar: GPs Guide to Hip Spine Syndrome
Fully funded APNA online training for CVC care coordinators ending soon
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
MND Education Session
Hepatitis C Nursing course
Advanced HIV Nursing Webinar – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Advancing Pharmacotherapy with practice nurses
Butterfly Foundation professional development - term 2 virtual workshops
Infection Prevention Control training
Introduction to Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility
New free Microcredential training
Primary health care and palliative care
Pathways to Safety training program promotion in Gippsland
Manage Immunisation Emergencies – are you anaphylaxis ready in your clinic?
Improving clinical psychology competencies in working with older adults in Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities
Digital Health Training
Free mental health first aid training in East Gippsland
Promoting Participation in the National Immunisation Program
Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care Course
A Systemic Approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers
Free online learning: Foundations of Chronic Disease program
Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria Scholarship
Workshops, webinars and online training
For all Gippsland PHN events view the GPHN website HERE

You're invited: Cancer Shared Care Co-Design Workshops 


You are invited to two Cancer Shared Care Co-Design Workshops in July to help Gippsland PHN to streamline cancer care pathways, to improve the wellbeing and support for everyone in Gippsland affected by cancer.

Gippsland PHN will lead a state-wide Cancer Shared Care program to improve the wellbeing and support for people affected by cancer.

The Gippsland pilot program will expand on previous work undertaken as part of the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Phase II program. Gippsland PHN has partnered with Latrobe Regional Hospital to support the development of a model of shared care, which will be piloted in partnership with primary care providers across Gippsland.

General practitioners, practice nurses, cancer care providers and consumers from across the region will come together to co-design a clinical framework to ensure cancer survivors have access to ongoing, high quality cancer care equally.

The pilot program will streamline cancer care pathways, putting the patient at the centre of care decisions and will ensure all people diagnosed with cancer receive the best care, irrespective of where they live or receive cancer treatment.
 
Gippsland PHN event

ONLINE OR FACE-TO-FACE


Workshop 1:
Wednesday, 13 July
6-8.30pm
• Cancer survivorship care in Gippsland – current practice
• Barriers and enablers to shared care
• Developing a vision of shared care in Gippsland
 
Workshop 2:–
Wednesday 27 July
6-8.30pm
• Potential models of shared care
• Education and training for providers
 
It is recommended participants attend both workshops. 

REGISTER HERE
 

Practice Manager Network event - Risk Management in General Practice

 
Practice managers are welcome to attend this online education on Risk Management in General Practice and networking event.
 
Investing the time to further understand risk management is critical to ensuring good practice management.
 
Presented by AGPAL and delivered by a consultant with extensive expertise on risk management, this one hour session will support practice managers and leaders to understand and implement meaningful risk management improvements in general practice.
 
Gippsland PHN event

ONLINE

Via Zoom
 
Tuesday
14 June 2022
12.30-1.15pm

DOWNLOAD FLYER

REGISTER HERE
 

Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine- the latest option in the treatment of opioid dependence 


Gippsland PHN is partnering with the Gippsland Pharmacotherapy Network to deliver this CPD approved face-to-face education.

Targeted to general practitioners, nurse practitioners and pharmacists, the session aims to provide education to prescribers on long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAIB), a treatment option for opioid dependant patients.
 
Topics include: 
• benefits of LAIB versus current treatment options,
• practical considerations/ requirements for handling and dispensing LAIB
• facilitated discussion regarding LAIB use for patients located in Gippsland
 
Presenters:
Dr David Jacka – Addiction Medicine Specialist (AMS) at Monash Health
Teresa Strike – Addiction and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 
Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO-FACE


Location:
The Criterion Hotel,
90 MacAlister St
Sale 
Tuesday 2 August 2022
6-8pm

Register Here


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AOD GP and service provider networking forums


General practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health professionals are invited to attend a facilitated forum and share in a dinner that will provide an opportunity to meet with your local AOD service providers.
 
The networking forums will provide an opportunity for GPs, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, AOD service providers and other relevant stakeholders to meet, discuss and inform improved outcomes for people with alcohol and drug addiction through increased understanding and networking of services across Gippsland.

The forum will also assist to build the capacity of GPs and other health professionals in Gippsland and increase their knowledge and resources available to better treat patients with drug and alcohol addiction.
 
Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO-FACE

Location:

RACV Inverloch Resort
70 Cape Paterson- Inverloch Rd,
Inverloch  
Wednesday
8 June 2022
6-8.30pm

Register Here

 
Location:
Century Inn
5 Airfield Rd, 
Traralgon 
Thursday
16 June 2022
6-8.30pm

Register Here



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Front Desk Challenges: Self-care and practical tips


The general practice front desk and administration teams have worked under pressure over the past two years, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Some patients also continue to feel frustrated and feel the impacts of the pandemic with everyone dealing with general COVID fatigue.

Practice staff must also cope with their patients, their colleagues and their own personal well-being.

This presentation provides some tips on self-care to deal with your own well-being, while maintaining a professional response to those frustrated and difficult patients and situations in at the practice.
 
Gippsland PHN event

ONLINE


Tuesday
21 June 2022
12.30-1.30pm

Register Here



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Safety and Suicide Intervention Training ( SSIT ) for mental health clinicians
 

Safety and Suicide Intervention Training (SSIT) is an education package designed to support clinicians who work with consumers experiencing acute suicidal crisis.

It combines evidence-based approaches to screening and assessment, formulation, safety planning, lethal means restriction and consumer and carer education. Download the flyer for more information.

Gippsland PHN event
 

FACE-TO-FACE

For:
Mental health professionals

Wednesday
21 June 2022
9.15am-3.30pm
Lakes Entrance

REGISTER HERE

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Building Cultural Awareness and Safety

 
This training, ‘Cultural Journey Workshop and Aboriginal Cultural Safety’ is for general practitioners, practice staff and interested healthcare workers.

This training will be delivered in two parts – an Introduction to Aboriginal Society and Aboriginal Cultural Safety for GPs and their Practices.

DOWNLOAD FLYER


 

Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO- FACE
For:

General practitioners, practice nurses and healthcare professionals

Inverloch: Part 1 Cultural Journey Workshop
Wednesday 15 June 2022
15 A'Beckett Street
9am-12pm
REGISTER HERE

Inverloch: Part 2 Aboriginal Cultural Safety for GPs and their Practices
Wednesday 15 June 2022
15 A'Beckett Street
1-4pm
REGISTER HERE
 

Other events

Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer - 
cancer screening webinars

The Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC) are facilitating two webinars in June.

These sessions are for GPs, nurses and any other healthcare providers with an interest in cancer screening and there is no cost to participate. There are two CPD points available for each webinar for RACGP members.

Cervical Screening: Universal Access to Self-Collection & Optimising the Screening Experience for People with an Intellectual Disability will be presented by Professor Deborah Bateson, clinician, researcher, and educator in sexual and reproductive health for over 20 years.

All registered participants will be sent the webinar recording after the event.  If you have any queries, please contact: LiaisonTeam@acpcc.org.au
 

ONLINE

Tuesday
7 June 2022,
6-7pm

Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3MhBRRC

DOWNLOAD FLYER


 

Meeting the Cancer Screening Needs of the LGBTQA+ community


Cancer Screening Needs of the LGBTQA+ Community is the subject of an upcoming webinar with clinical considerations for breast, cervical, bowel and prostate cancer screening.

Facilitated by the Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC), it will be presented by practising general practitioner and Associate Professor Ruth McNair (University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice).

ONLINE

Wednesday
22 June 2022,
6-7pm


Register to attend: https://bit.ly/3MhBRRC

DOWNLOAD FLYER


 

Epworth GP seminar: GPs Guide to Hip Spine Syndrome
 

A webinar titled a 'GPs Guide to Hip Spine Syndrome' is being hosted by Epworth Healthcare and will discuss how to differentiate between common hip and spine conditions in the general practice setting.
 
 An orthopaedic hip and spine surgeon will discuss their approach to this problem using real case studies
 

ONLINE

Tuesday
7 June 2022,
7-8.15pm


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Fully funded APNA online training for CVC care coordinators ending soon

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has provided funding to the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) for a capped number of fully funded training licences to nurses and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Workers who have patients participating in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program.

Care coordinators need to apply before 21 June 2022 to access a training licence for free, however the modules can be completed at any time and at your own pace.
 

FIND OUT MORE

The following article has been published in DVA Provider News: Please follow the link for more information Fully funded APNA online training for CVC care coordinators ending soon.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


The two-day training workshop on Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is an intensive participatory course designed to help participants as care givers recognise and assess people at risk of suicide and to implement and effective suicide intervention model.

It is presented by Latrobe Regional Hospital, LivingWorks and Lifeline Gippsland.
 

LOCATION

Latrobe Valley Community
Mental Health Service
20 Washington Street,
Traralgon .
 
Monday and Tuesday
20 and 21 June 2022
8.30am-4.30pm


 

MND Education Session


This MND Education Session from Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium will be relevant to registered and enrolled nurses, allied health professionals, and community and residential aged care workers, who care for people with MND
 
Topics will include:

  • Breathing and techniques to help clear secretions
  • The role of exercise in MND
  • Strategies and equipment to help manage fatigue and conserve energy
  • Safe movement and handling techniques
ONLINE
via Zoom

Thursday
23 June 2022
2--3pm

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Hepatitis C Nursing course


This Hepatitis C Nursing course is for nurses and midwives working in sexual health services, public and private medical clinics, refugee and migrant services, correctional facilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services, drug and alcohol services, mental health services and youth services, in Victoria.
 
This course from VHHITAL and ASHM, will be delivered in two parts:
 
Part 1:  recommended pre reading and a one-hour eLearning component on advanced liver disease
Part 2:  two live online Zoom training sessions building on the pre reading and eLearning content through presentations and practical case discussions.
 
This activity received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and supported by the Victorian Government.
 

ONLINE

Session 1
23 June 2022,
9.30am-12.30pm

Session 2
25 June 2022,
9.30am-12.30pm

REGISTER HERE
 

Advanced HIV Nursing Webinar – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


This training in Advanced HIV Nursing Webinar – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is presented by VHHITAL and ASHM for nurses with experience in HIV management and care.

 This training is supported by an unconditional education grant from ViiV. Sponsorship is governed by ASHM's Sponsorship Policy and the sponsor has no input into the content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service. 

ONLINE
 
23 June 2022,
7.30-8.30pm
 
REGISTER HERE


 

Advancing Pharmacotherapy with practice nurses
 

This event, presented by Victorian Pharmacotherapy Area-Based Networks, aims to upskill general practice nurses, enabling them to take a more active role in the care of patients receiving opioid replacement therapy.
 
It will be facilitated by Dr Ferghal Armstrong.

ONLINE

Wednesday 22 June 2022
6.30-8pm
Cost: Free

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Butterfly Foundation professional development - term 2 virtual workshops


Register now for one of the Butterfly Foundation term 2 small group, interactive, professional development virtual workshops. 

Sessions include: Let’s talk body confident children and teens, body Image and boys for educators, body esteem educator training and understanding eating disorders in young people.

All scheduled sessions this term are virtual.  If you would like a private, on-site workshop please contact the Butterfly Foundation to discuss by emailing education@butterfly.org.au

REGISTER HERE





 

Infection Prevention Control training


These informative and engaging Department of Health webinars provide practical Infection Prevention Control (IPC) knowledge that can be applied to a range of industries. Topics such as hand hygiene, PPE, cleaning and ventilation are covered.

Each webinar repeats the core topics weekly with new scenarios and questions raised. Participants are encouraged to reattend if they would like to refresh their knowledge or ask new questions.
Webinars are being held each week until 30 June 2022.

Click on the webinar link to read further information and registration access: VICNISS - Department of Health IPC education

 

Murra Mullangari:
Introduction to Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility

This course is appropriate for practising nurses and midwives from all career stages, clinical and non-clinical roles and backgrounds who may or may not have built an understanding of Cultural Safety and/or Cultural Humility.

The cost of the program is $495 (inc GST) which allows access to approximately eight hours of self-paced online learning and reflection activities.

For:
All nurses and midwives

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New free Microcredential training


Women’s Health Victoria and 1800 My Options have announced some training news.

A new free Microcredential is now available on their learning platform.

This free two-hour Microcredential is the perfect professional development opportunity for health professionals, support workers and interested students to build their knowledge around abortion, contraception and sexual health care access in Victoria.

To access WHV's existing suite of online training, including flexible online courses and a suite of Gender Equity and Workplace Equity Microcredentials, visit the website

For:
Health professionals, support workers and interested students

ENROL HERE


 

Primary health care and palliative care

Caresearch, a palliative care knowledge network, has developed a hub that provides evidence based guidance including triggers for consideration and recommendations for action, for health professionals working within primary care.

Visit Primary Health Care - Settings of Care - Health Professionals (caresearch.com.au) and learn about Pathways and Frameworks, roles in palliative care and multidisciplinary teams.
 

For:
Primary care health professionals


 

Pathways to Safety training program promotion in Gippsland

This domestic and family violence training is available for primary care providers in Gippsland. 

The 'Pathways to Safety' training program strengthens the capacity of primary care providers to effectively recognise, respond and refer domestic and family violence. 

For:
Health professionals

Register your interest now

 ‘Pathways to Safety’ is part of The Readiness Program, Safer Families Centre.  

Also available through The Readiness Program: 
  • Self-directed e-learning nodules
  • Online workshops and virtual classrooms
  • RACGP Webinar series
 https://www.saferfamilies.org.au/practice-pathways
 

Manage Immunisation Emergencies – are you anaphylaxis ready in your clinic?

‘Travelling Annies’ Resuscitation consultants are providing online education to refresh your knowledge in this area.

The topic is how to recognise, assess, manage and treat immunisation emergencies.

For:
Health professionals

MONDAY
5 June, 2022 5pm

For further information and registration detail see attached flyer.

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Improving clinical psychology competencies in working with older adults in Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities


This series of workshops has been developed to upskill psychologists working in regional and rural Victoria to work therapeutically with aged care residents.
 
Each workshop will comprise a one-hour webinar followed by a one-hour peer supervision discussion.

The workshops aim to provide psychologists with opportunities to improve their competence and confidence in working with older adults, enhance peer networking opportunities, and provide aged care residents greater access to evidence based mental health interventions.

For:
Health professionals

Dates and topics:

Applying cognitive behavioural therapy with aged care residents with Dr Deborah Koder.
 
Tuesday 26 July, 2022 10am-12pm
 
Working systematically-including staff and families in your work with Julie Kelly.
 
Tuesday 30 August 2022 10am-12pm
 
Using reminiscence therapy with aged care residents with Prof Sunil Bhar.
 
Tuesday 7 June, 2022 10am-12pm
Tuesday 11 October, 2022 10am-12pm
 
For further information and registration detail see attached flyer:

DOWNLOAD FLYER

REGISTER HERE

Digital Health training

New My Health Record eLearning Modules

The Digital Health Agency has launched two new eLearning modules for healthcare providers:

  • Using My Health Record in Nursing (2021)
  • Electronic Prescriptions in Community Pharmacy

These CPD accredited activities are practical, tailored and self-paced.

For:
Healthcare providers

You can access online learning activities here

Free mental health first aid training in East Gippsland
 

This 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.   
                        
Conducted by Mental Health First Aid Training Australia, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This Mental Health First Aid course is provided free of charge for East Gippsland and Wellington Shires to aid in Bushfire Recovery.
For:
Community

Please download this flyer for dates, times and registration details
 

Promoting participation in the National Immunisation Program


The Promoting Participation in the National Immunisation program, through the Benchmarque Group, aims to expand students' knowledge and skills required to support a change of practice within their health organisation. 

The program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of how to communicate with and support change of practice within their workplace, encouraging colleagues and peers to make immunisation activities more conducive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE

For:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health workers and practitioners, Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
 

ONLINE COURSE:

Promoting Participation in the National Immunisation Program


Further information contact: 
courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au

Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care Course

 

This online course with the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership outlines appropriate clinical practice for working with aged care recipients from CALD backgrounds, targeting clinicians and health practitioners working in health and aged care settings.
 
Participation in this training may attract CPD for participants. Read details about the material in the flyer outline.

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals


ONLINE COURSE:
Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care

Further information contact: 
ageing.and.diversity@health.gov.au
 

 

A systemic approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In collaboration with Cancer Australia and clinical experts in lung cancer, Lung Foundation Australia has developed a free, accredited eLearning course for primary care health professionals based on Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer: a guide for all health professionals

A systematic approach to investigating symptoms of lung cancer is accredited for 40 RACGP CPD points.

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals


ONLINE COURSE:
A Systemic approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer
 

 

Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers


This workshop with the Black Dog Institute has been designed with a focus on GPs to assist in diagnosing patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other comorbidities.

Evidence-based guidelines will be used as the foundation to appropriately diagnose and identify treatment pathways including recommended referrals, trauma focused psychological therapy and psychological first aid to help support the management of emergency service workers. The training may also be relevant to other health professionals.

WEBINAR

For:

General practitioners
 

Various dates and times available

REGISTER HERE

RACGP: 6 CPD Activity Points

 

 

Foundations of Chronic Disease program

The Benchmarque Group has recently launched its new free online-only Foundations of Chronic Disease program.

Delivered completely online, the program is aimed at a range of health professionals working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health or have Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, and is estimated to take less than 10 hours to complete.

 

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island health
 

Topics include Nutrition, Foot Health and Chronic Disease care planning.

Completing the Foundations of Chronic Disease Program will enable students to register directly into these programs once they are available.

READ MORE 

Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria Scholarship

Focussed psychological strategies skills training for general practitioners.

RACGP and the Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria (RWAV) are offering 100 scholarships to Victorian GPs in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 and GPs working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in (MMM) 1-2 + (MMM) 3-7  locations to complete Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

 

ONLINE

For:

General practitioners working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations
 

GPs can apply for this fully subsidised training by submitting an expression of interest on the RACGP website.
 
For further queries and information contact RACGP 1800 472 247

 

 

Webinars, workshops and online training

Please see the following webinars, workshops and online training that may be of interest.
Next Training and Events Newsletter 5 May, 2022 

See Gippsland PHN Events calendar for further details and registration for all events

     

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